Monday, February 16, 2009

Cream Puffs

1 c. water
1/2 c. water
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. all-purpose flour
4 eggs
3 c. whipped cream, pudding, or ice cream
powdered sugar (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt.  Bring to boiling.  Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously.  Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball.  Remove from heat.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.  Drop 12 heaping tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake in a 400 oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden.  Transfer cream puffs to a wire rack; cool.  Cut tops from puffs; remove soft dough from inside.  Fill with whipped cream, pudding, or ice cream.  Replace tops.  If desired, sift powdered sugar over tops.